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Bright and Bold Multicultural Wedding Design at Villa Catalana Cellars

The couple's rich Indian and Guamanian cultures was the inspiration for this wedding design.
Chelsea Gibson

When dreaming up this boldly beautiful shoot, Rebecca Foster of Indigo Event Design leaned into the couple’s rich Indian and Guamanian cultures for design inspiration. Villa Catalana Cellars—with its lush foliage and rustic architecture—created a striking backdrop for a cream-draped tablescape, textured florals and other intricate touches to come to life.

Foster chose a sunny color palette of citrus yellow, marigold orange and indigo blue to weave through the decor. With that in mind, Jodi Iverson of Jodi Iverson Florals shaped her free-form arrangements around marigolds, which represent the sun, brightness and positive energy in Indian culture. To further the element of cultural fusion, tiles were used to play a prominent role in the design scheme, from the ceramic tile escort cards and menus to the tile shapes adorning the invitation suite and cake. Incorporating arabesque tiles and shapes gave a nod to India, where they symbolize unity; the chosen ceramics, specifically Chamorro pottery, date back 3,000 years in Guam. Pao Coronel, who identifies as transgender female, donned a chic buttery yellow pantsuit that is feminine in color with a fit that’s masculine enough to make it gender nonconforming. She finished the look with a pair of classic pumps hand-painted by Letters and Dust. While Indian custom usually sees couples in bright colors, Harika Sabbineni wore a modern white dress with a traditional dupatta scarf, gold jewelry and embellishments.

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